Lauded Canadian architect Jean Verville has unveiled his latest public art installation in Montreal: an outdoor dance floor designed to get pedestrians moving and grooving. Winner of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ competition to develop the pedestrianized street opposite its entrance, Verville’s 900 square meter installation is made up of over 5,000 gold footprints, reminiscent of dance tutorials.
“With Verville’s proposal the participants experiment movement, both free and structured by the course, to surrender to the pleasure of an impulsive action or casual wandering,” reads the museum’s press release. “Welcoming varied and unforgettable performances, DANCE FLOOR shines a new dynamism to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ area.”
Meanwhile, the architect says: “With a simple, unifying action and the impact created by the using a single material, I transform reality into an architectural experience that will give visitors numerous perspectives on the Museum— both its sculptures and its architecture.” Check out the ‘dynamic’ public art installation in the photos below:
All photos via jeanverville.com, by Maxime Brouillet & François Bodlet